East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Four locals claim tourney openers

2016-17 EAST COUNTY PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

 

LAS VEGAS (12-27-16) — CAMERON SPITZER was on fire with 27 points as he led Granite Hills to a 63-49 victory over Buhach Colony, of Atwater, in Monday’s (Dec. 26) Las Vegas Mountain View Christian Tournament.

MOSES SMITH, who had a good game around the basket, pitched in 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while RYAN KELLY contributed 7 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and JORDEN ROGERS scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and made 6 assists.

AARON COBB and CODY COX played well off the bench.

Granite Hills had 17 assists in the game and 7 blocks.

Granite Hills will take on St. Joseph’s of Ocean View in the tournament at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 27)

Granite Hills:  Cameron Spitzer 27 (4 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl), Moses Smith 18 (7 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk), Ryan Kelly 7 (6 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk), Jorden Rogers 6 (6 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl), Aaron Cobb 3 (1 reb, 1 blk), Xsavier Smith 2 (3 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk), Cody Cox (2 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk), Austin Ballo (1 ast).

 

GROSSMONT 51, CENTRAL 38 – JAMIE ODOM paced Grossmont against Central Union with 21 points, 7 rebounds, an assist and two steals in Monday night’s (Dec. 26) Spartan Classic in Chula Vista.

DOMONIQUE GUEVARA pitched in 12 points and hauled down 8 rebounds for the Foothillers.

In the last quarter Jamie Odom was 11 for 12 on free throws and scored 17 of his 21 points in the last quarter,” noted Foothillers coach FRANK FOGGIANO. “We didn’t do much during the first three quarters, then Odom started getting fouled.”

Grossmont will play Clairemont Tuesday (Dec. 27) at 12:30 at Montgomery.

Grossmont:  Jamie Odom 21 (7 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Domonique Guevara 12 (8 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Damageae Gant 6 (4 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl), Hunter Mulder 5 (3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Hunter Gaines 3 (2 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Morgan Stidum 3 (1 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Desain Crawford 1 (1 ast).

MOUNT MIGUEL 61, CASTLE PARK 32 – JAMES ALLEN scored 15 points, made 3 rebounds, dished 6 assists and made 5 steals to lead Mount Miguel against Castle Park in Monday’s (Dec. 26) Montgomery Tournament.

MARQUISE EDWARDS tossed in 10 points.

DEVON BROWN and DARIAN NORWOOD each scored 9 points and Norwood grabbed 6 rebounds.

Mount Miguel will next face San Diego Southwest Tuesday (Dec. 27) at Montgomery at 3 p.m.

Mount Miguel:  James Allen 15 (3 reb, 6 ast, 5 stl), Marquise Edwards 10 (4 reb, 1 stl), Devon Brown 9 (2 reb), Darian Norwood 9 (6 reb), Marquis Neal 7 (1 reb), Mikeece Dunbar 5 (3 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Ricky Harvey 5 (3 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Justice Chima 1 (2 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast).

 

VALHALLA 73, VINCENT MEMORIAL 17 – MALIQUE SHAW came out with guns ablazing in Monday night’s (Dec. 26) opening round of the Montgomery Tournament.

He poured in 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, made 3 blocks and had one steal.

JONAH HOWARD also pitched in 15 points and 4 rebounds for the Norsemen.

RAMZI SULTAN rolled a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, and KAI KOMAKI punched in 12 points for Valhalla.

“We played exceptionally well,” said Valhalla assistant coach SCOTT STURGEON. “We emphasized defense tonight.”

Valhalla will next meet High Tech High-Chula Vista at 10 a.m. at Montgomery on Tuesday (Dec. 27)

Valhalla: Malique Shaw 15 (13 reb, 3 blk, 1 stl), Jonah Howard 15 (5 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk, 1 stl), Ramzi Sultan 13 (10 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk, 1 stl), Kai Komaki 12 (4 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl), Paolo Saka 3, Austin Pola 2 (3 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl), Nick Cabahut  (1 ast), Tyrell Durham (1 reb).

LINCOLN 73, MONTE VISTA 35 – Lincoln outran Monte Vista across the court, holding all the Monarchs in single digits except DEONDRE McHAYLE, who finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in Monday’s (Dec. 26) opening round of the  Spartan Tournament in Chula Vista.

GABRIAL GALVEZ hauled down 14 rebounds for the Matadors to go with 3 blocks.

Monte Vista:  Deondre McHayle 14 (6 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), David Garcia 6 (4 reb, 1 stl, 1 stl),Gabrial Galvez 5 (14 reb, 3 blk), Derrick Wiley 5 (9 reb), Andrew Canty 2 (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Amir Conley 2, Arman Johnson 1.

 

ST. AUGUSTINE 85, FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 75 – The Saints led pretty much from start-to-finish in a matchup of two of the county’s top teams, as Foothills Christian will likely fall from the No. 1 spot in the rankings for the first time since 2014.

St. Augustine will be the new No. 1 team when the major poll is released.

The game was part of the Under Armour Tip-Off Classic.

FCHS’ JAYLEN HANDS scored 35 points to lead all scorers, but the Saints’ Taeshon Cherry was just as impressive with 29 points and 16 rebounds.

Every time the Knights would make a run to close the gap, St. Augustine would answer to stretch out the lead once again.

St. Augustine pushed its lead to as many as 14 points, only to have Foothills close to within five with just under three minutes left in the game.

The Saints led 40-36 at halftime in a terrific first half. The Knights trailed 9-2 early, but recovered to eventually tie the game at 31. The Knights trailed 21-15 after one, as the Saints controlled the glass.

KALE BALDADO had 11 rebounds for the Knights.

The Saints were particularly effective on the boards, preventing Foothills from their strong transition attack.

One positive was that Foothills Christian shot 92 percent from the foul stripe.

JAREN NAFARRETE scored 10 points in the first half for the Knights.

With the victory likely sealed for the Saints, the team’s two superstars exchanged a pair of crowd-wowing dunks in the final minute.

 

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